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International Journal of Otolaryngology
Volume 2011, Article ID 593504, 3 pages
Case Report

Impacted Chicken Bone in the Laryngopharynx: A Case Report

1Communication and Swallowing Disorders Unit, ENT Department, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh 11411, Saudi Arabia
2Communication and Swallowing Disorders Unit, Otolaryngology Department, College of Medicine, Minoufiya University, Shebin Al-Koum 32511, Egypt

Received 29 November 2010; Revised 31 December 2010; Accepted 6 January 2011

Academic Editor: B. J. Yates

Copyright © 2011 Tamer A. Mesallam. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Objective. To describe a rare case of an impacted large foreign body (chicken bone) in the laryngopharynx. Case Report. A 28-years-old man presented with pain in the neck of 5 days duration. The patient gave a history of severe choking sensation while eating chicken. Laryngoscopic examination revealed a linear whitish large chicken bone impacted in the left pyriform fossa. The bone was removed under local anesthesia with the guidance of telescopic laryngeal examination. Conclusion. This paper describes impaction of a large chicken bone in the hypopharynx in an adult male patient and its removal with guided telescopic laryngeal examination.